Blueberry Oatmeal Pancakes

My go-to pancake recipe is this oatmeal buttermilk variety, which I posted on the day Weekly Greens’ launched. I’ve made countless batches of these adored pancakes and the recipe is beautifully adaptable. I’ve added pecans and bananas in the winter or, as in this case, seasonal fruit in the summer. This version is my weekend answer to blueberries in cereal.

  • Combine the ingredients for the pancake batter, adding the cinnamon with the dry ingredients as described in the pancake recipe. Allow the batter to sit in the refrigerator overnight (or in a pinch, no less than an hour at room temperature). This time allows the oats to soften in the buttermilk.
  • Heat a grill over medium heat. Use a little canola oil or cooking spray to grease the pan. When the pan is nice and hot, add a few tablespoons of batter, top with a few blueberries, then spoon the rest of the batter on top. This method prevents the blueberries from hitting the hot skillet when you flip the pancakes. The hot skillet is likely to burn the delicate berries and it makes a big, sticky burned mess in your pan. Non, merci.
  • Once you can slide a spatula underneath the pancake with ease, it’s ready to flip. The underside should be golden brown and the pancake a little puffed up. When the other side is golden, remove from the skillet and keep warm.
  • On my stove, I typically need to turn the heat down to medium-low after the first batch because the skillet just gets too hot. Experiment with your range and see what works, but the goal is to brown the pancakes rather slowly. If you rush the process, you will have blackened pancakes with raw centers.
  • Serve pancakes topped with remaining blueberries. Drizzle warm maple syrup on top, or as we often do at our house, serve them just plain.

Preparation time: 10 minutes, plus overnight fridge time

Cooking time: 20 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 16 pancakes

2 responses to “Blueberry Oatmeal Pancakes”

  1. Metrocurean says:

    Oh my, these sound positively divine. Will be making very soon.

  2. michelle says:

    For this one, if I plan to make with bananas and pecans, would I add them like the blueberries (not mixed into the batter)? Keep up the great work with your blog!

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